Question about Toshiba Satellite 5105-S501 Notebook

4 Answers

Toshiba wont power on

I have a Toshiba Satellite 5101 laptop and it will not turn on. Originally, my video card was not working properly; my screen had a bunch of weird lines accross it. I then opened the laptop to see if the video card had come loose. After I put it back together, it did not turn on. When I plug the power cable, both the battery indicator and the power cable indicators light up. Then when I try to turn it on, the power cable indicator starts to flash (orange). Does anyone know what is going on?

Posted by on

4 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 26 Answers
Re: Toshiba wont power on

My brother reflow the solder on several of the memory chips on the video board for my wife 5105 s501 and it fixed the problem that we were having with the video. If you do a search you will see that the video card is the weak link on this laptop. Kinda doubt if you could find a good use video card for this laptop. I would worry that any used video cards for this laptop will also have problem.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

Re: Toshiba wont power on

Hi Folks,
I have a Toshiba 5101-S501 and gave me the same problem. I wanted to replace my Video Card, but unfortunately I am not getting the Card (Nvidia Geforce4 440 Go) at all. Can someone help me if I could get the same Video card in your country? Can I replace with some other Card? Please help me!
Thank you,
P.S. Can someone sell your Card?

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 324 Answers
Re: Toshiba wont power on

Good afternoon!
From what you have told us, I would suspect that something got jiggled or joggled during the opening and putting back together process. I've done that to myself, in the past. ;o)

What I do in a case like this is as follows:
1-Power down and remove the battery (Leave the battery out until you get it running again)
2-Open it back up and disconnect and reconnect each and every cable and connector that I can find.
3-Remove and reseat the memory module(s)
4-Try to power back up.

If this doesn't do it, get back to me for some more diagnostics/ideas.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to ask. If this information has assisted you in the resolution of you problem, please return here to give my assistance an appropriate final rating. If this information has answered your question and/or lead to a resolution, please rate it as "Fixya!".
Thank you, and have a super day!

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 317 Answers
Re: Toshiba wont power on

You might have snapped a cable with you re-assembled your LCD, check for that.

Do you have more information or questions?
The more information you provide to us, the better we can help.


Posted on Dec 11, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Satellite - LED light on with AC power cord but blank screen and doesn't turn on

video card is the number 1 issue for Toshiba satellite models, need to reheat the mounting of the video card.

avoid disassembling the unit, what I did was.
*blow dryer (for the hair)
1.use the blow dryer to heat up the side of your Toshiba, point at the exhaust, located on the left side, do this for 35 seconds.
2.after using the blower, turn on the power button again and see what happens =D

hopefully it will work.
I had the same problem and it solved the issue.

Jul 09, 2014 | Toshiba PC Laptops

2 Answers

Power lights are on , but screen wont come on? f11 & f12 flicker when i turn it on , screen is blank? fan is on , & dvd makes spinning noise as normal, but unit wont come on? tried to hook up...

Have this check to your nearest brand service center. There might be problems on the video card. This might be due to excessive heat that is frying the parts of the laptop. This is a common problem for Toshiba laptops. Kindly check the exhaust if there is a clogging dirt, this is the main reason of excessive heating aside from the prolong use of your laptop. My best advise is go to the nearest service center.

Jan 31, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5904 Laptop

1 Answer

Intermitently, my screen goes dark, but the

1.)It could be your video card
2.) Yes it is expensive for a laptop
3.)I would first check your screen setting for turning off display...

If you are using vista:

-Right click on your desktop then choose personalize
-Then click screensaver
-On bottom click on "change power settings..."
- On the left click on "choose when to turn off the display"

Your monitor can turn off without your computer being in sleep mode.

Dec 26, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba laptop P100-ST9612 majors problems--NOT fixed by Toshiba.

oooo man that ones a doozy, if its the one with the go9700 video card its a pretty bad model. the card brand new is 700+ from toshiba. i have run into that problem quite a bit.

Nov 30, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

1 Answer

I have a Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848. Last

Connect an external monitor to your laptop. Start your laptop and use Fn+F5 buttons (or those appropiate to your model) to send the video signal out to the external monitor. If you do not get any image on the external monitor it means that most probably the mainboard is damaged (video card or even more). Expensive to fix or replace. Have it checked by a professional.

Oct 06, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A305D-S6848 Notebook

1 Answer

When I turn the computer on the screen doesn't work

This is the monitor not being attached to the Graphics Card properly.

Sep 14, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S331 Notebook

1 Answer

Toshiba wont power on

try turning off and then remove battery and plug in a/c cord.turn back on..still nothing let me knowRICHARDM69

Aug 24, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A135 Notebook

2 Answers

Screen Issue

I would check to see if the RAM has become loose, if you can reseat the RAM. Do you hear any beeps when nothing is displayed?

Aug 18, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite M35X-S161 Notebook

1 Answer

Describe your Toshiba Satellite® L10 PC

You most likely have a defective screen - a defective inverter or a CCFL lamp or simply the video cable needs reseating. After reseating the video cable and the problem is still there then :- To determine if you have a LCD screen or video card problem, read this and follow the instructions. Defective CCFL backlight, it may have the following symptom: Screen flashs on red/pink and off. Picture stays on in red and slowly be come normal. Picture flickering with dim display or appear black. Picture flickering on and off. All these symptoms indicate that the LCD backlight lamp (CCFL Lamp) has reached the end of the life and all you need to do is replacing the CCFL lamp Connect an external monitor to your laptop and power it up, if you see the normal Windows images then the video card and laptop is OK and the problem is definitely the backlight. Dim image and/or dark display on the laptop's LCD screen indicates a faulty LCD backlight and it could be the inverter that supplies high voltage to the CCFL lamp or it is the CCLF lamp is nearly burnt out or burnt out, most likely this is the case. The inverter can be replaced easily but the CCLF lamp is more time consuming and requires soldering skills. Check out for parts, repair service and DIY info.

Jun 04, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite L10 Notebook

2 Answers

Monitor not showing anything

Man your toast. Google JB Technologies, they specialize in laptop repair. Good thing you admit the water thing b/c alot of latops have a special chem on the motherboard that changes color if exposed to water or liquid.

Jul 29, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S165 Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toshiba Satellite 5105-S501 Notebook Logo

329 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toshiba PC Laptops Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

john smith

Level 2 Expert

366 Answers

Are you a Toshiba PC Laptop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides